DePaul University Caves! Allows Steven Crowder on Campus
Again, note the byline. This isn't Crowder writing this about himself. The boss is probably off blowing another disc in his back. Oh, and Sven Computer wrote that last sentence. Beep beep.
We are happy to bring an end to the DePaul University trilogy. First the school "banned" us. Which was funny, because we never knew we were booked. Then they decided they didn't have enough information. Usually, you wait to get that information before banning someone. But hey, it's college in 2018. We're lucky if students put their Tide Pods down long enough to make it to class in the first place.
Finally, according to those meddling kids at Campus Reform, the nightmare is over. Get ready, DePaul. YOU GET CROWDER!
“I am writing to you on behalf of the Student Organization Speaker Review Board regarding the DePaul Young Americans for Freedom speaker applications for Steven Crowder. This [sic] requests have been approved,” Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Peggy Burke informed YAF President Jorin Burkhart, according to an email obtained by Campus Reform.
Burkhart, who was initially skeptical that the decision would be overturned, told Campus Reform that he was “surprised that we were able to get the Board to reverse its decision.”
“They realized that they messed up, gave us a second chance, and had no choice but to affirm free speech,” he added, noting that YAF members had hoped that the appeals process would allow them to highlight Crowder’s strong suits, particularly pointing to his popular “Change My Mind” segments.
“Crowder presents an opportunity to expose students to perspectives which they may be unfamiliar with. We wanted to show the board that segments like ‘Change My Mind’ would give students an opportunity to engage with one another in respectful debate,” YAF member James Kindt told Campus Reform.
Apparently, a late night conservative comedy show isn't as scary as Student Affairs thought it would be. So it looks like DePaul is going to be a stop on the Crowder Road Show. Click here to see about having us play your school.